FARMINGTON — An electric-utility employee filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the city of Farmington, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Times.
Juanita Garcia filed the lawsuit on April 13, 2012 alleging that the city discriminated against her as a female, because of her age and national origin. In addition, she claims that city staff retaliated against her after she filed a complaint with the Human Resources department.
Garcia’s attorney, Michael E. Mozes, declined to comment.
City Attorney Jay Burnham said he did not know the details, but said that the parties are awaiting a decision from the judge on a defense motion to dismiss the case.
Garcia is suing the city for lost back wages, benefits, future lost wages, and is seeking damages because of loss of enjoyment of life, mental, emotional and psychological distress, pre- and post-judgement interest and an award of her attorney’s fees and costs. 
City officials are denying her claims and her right to damages, according to court documents.
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